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Shanghaidaily – Feature: Environmentalists call for sustainable solutions on passage of large ships in Venice

by Marzia De Giuli     MILAN, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) – The Italian government is determined to face the issue of large ships visiting Venice among increasing concerns for the risk they pose to the fragile lagoon city, local reports said on Monday. According to Corriere della Sera newspaper, Prime Minister Enrico Letta has called a meeting on Oct. 1 ...

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Telegraph- Protesters dive into Venice canal to block cruise ships

Protesters have leapt into Venice’s Giudecca canal to delay a procession of cruise ships, which they say are threatening the city’s foundations as they tower over rooftops and drown the city in tourism. Protesters swim in the Giudecca Canal to block cruise ships inside the port  Photo: Getty Images By Tom Kington, Rome Around 50 protesters dressed in wetsuits, backed by 1,000 supporters, ...

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